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Ed and Martha Biggar

Ed and Martha Biggar Between the two, Ed and Martha Biggar have over fifty years of experience working with glass, and twenty-five years of experience with jewelry. Ed started out with an art major at Oregon State University in the 1970s and continues to a four year glass program at Cal State San Bernardino. He currently serves as an instructor and technical consultant, and is the proprietor of his own studio, ARTNEON. He has exhibited both nationally as well as internationally and is the recipient of numerous awards for his mixed media sculptures featuring elements of glass and light, including neon. Martha earned a BFA in design in the early 1980s from Virginia Commonwealth University, and began concentrating in jewelry in 1992, switching to silver jewelry in 2000. Later she added bronze, copper, and glass as her jewelry media. Ed and Martha are as passionate about teaching and sharing their knowledge as they are creating new and exciting works. Both experiment and write prolifically. Both travel and teach; 2019 will mark their fourteenth year teaching at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee. They also teach privately around the country, as well as locally. Ed and Martha regularly exhibit their work, including as members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Besides making time for their own artwork, the couple maintains several horses, mules, and donkeys on their farm in Draper, Virginia, along with several types of specialized produce, including figs and asparagus. They also participate in the MarketPlace in Pulaski, and the Blacksburg Farmers Market. Contact Ed and Martha through their Facebook site,, to catch a glimpse into their daily lives.

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